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When the Cloud Goes Dark…

The demand for cloud computing is an undeniable, unavoidable trend in business IT. Business managers are hearing all about the benefits of the extensible, flexible and scalable features that the cloud offers. This puts pressure on the IT team to pull together some sort of cloud solution for the organization. However, without a clear set…

Webinar: New Demands for Security and Compliance in Online Collaboration

Trends in Online Collaboration: When Security, Compliance and Productivity Collide Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner Speakers: Jeffrey Man Paul Hands Type: Audio (53 minutes) External collaboration is a major source of information risk. New tools make document collaboration much easier, but may have serious security issues. Learn more about industry trends and demands for security and…

A Brief History of Cloud Computing

A Brief History of Cloud Computing I have been talking about cloud computing for quite a while now, about what it is, about trends, about what can it do and why it should be adopted and I would like now to talk about how it has evolved. Once upon a time, well, mid twentieth century,…

Whitepaper: Fair to Partly Cloudy

Whitepaper: Fair to Partly Cloudy

Fair to Partly Cloudy While the cloud is often referred to in singular fashion, the reality is that enterprises looking to embrace cloud computing can choose from some very different approaches, each providing specific benefits—and challenges. This paper will describe IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, revealing the unique characteristics of these cloud service delivery models. In addition, it…

Brightcove Video Cloud Smart Players Provide New Level of Stability and Consistency for HTML5 Video

Brightcove Video Cloud Smart Players Provide New Level of Stability and Consistency for HTML5 Video Singapore, October 27, 2011—Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced wide-ranging new features for its Video Cloud online video platform Smart Players that help customers overcome inconsistencies in HTML5 video playback across devices, which enables more…

TIBCO Software Inc Announces Multimillion Dollar Transaction by the Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Licenses TIBCO Software in Multimillion Dollar Deal Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2011 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced a multimillion dollar transaction by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for TIBCO software products. TIBCO technology will be used by DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division…

Infographic: Generation Cloud

Infographic: Generation Cloud

Generation Cloud The Study, ‘Generation Cloud’, commissioned by Rackspace in association with the centre of Creative and Social Technology (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London, analysed the ‘connected’ lives of everyday people to reveal what we are hosting and sharing in the cloud. Source: Rackspace Hosting 

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award Cloud-Based Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) Enables Developers to Solve Common Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Premise Integration Problems SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 25, 2011) – MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud, web and enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing…

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth was fueled in large part by growing mobile user access in the Asia-Pacific region, with…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

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